[11] Williams subsequently announced that he had no plans to resume his basketball career. His draft rights were thereafter traded by the Suns to the Philadelphia 76ers for a 1993 first-round draft choice on October 28, 1990. [5], In 2001–02, Williams, Carlos Boozer, and Mike Dunleavy Jr. each scored at least 600 points for the season, a feat only matched at Duke by Jon Scheyer, Kyle Singler, and Nolan Smith in the 2009–10 season. Jason David Williams is an American former basketball player and current television analyst. He then signed with the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League, and played in 3 games for the club. Williams was not wearing a helmet, was not licensed to ride a motorcycle in Illinois, and was also violating the terms of his Bulls contract by riding a motorcycle. The two later parted. Williams released his first, self-titled solo album in 1982. [9] In the interim, he appeared in college and high school basketball broadcasts on ESPN as a commentator. Williams also played junior varsity soccer during his freshman year and was the state volleyball player of the year during his senior year. [4] The music to the CBS miniseries Category 7: The End of the World[5] and the TV film Momentum[6] were composed by him. Williams married Kellie Batiste in December 1999; they divorced soon afterward. Williams also set the NCAA Tournament record for three-pointers attempted (66), while also making 132 three-point field goals—good for the sixth-highest total in NCAA history. On September 28, 2006, the New Jersey Nets announced that they had signed Williams to a non-guaranteed contract, giving Williams the opportunity to play in his home state. [22] Williams was released from prison in April 2012.[23]. [13] He was a recruiter for sports agency Ceruzzi Sports and Entertainment from 2007–09. His 841 points broke Dick Groat's 49-year Duke record for points in a season, while he led all tournament scorers with a 25.7 ppg average. He reprised this singing role in the direct-to-video animated film Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse. Williams is widely known for being the Spokesperson of Visions Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Endwell, New York. He is the son of film composer John Williams and actress Barbara Ruick and the grandson of jazz drummer Johnny Williams and actors Melville Ruick and Lurene Tuttle. He is married to Nikki Bonacorsi and is the father of one daughter, Amelia. After two seasons as a bench player with the 76ers, Williams was traded to the New Jersey Nets for conditional draft choices on October 8, 1992. Williams has been in demand as a session vocalist and can be heard on numerous projects by other artists, as well as on Movie soundtracks. He is married to Nikki Bonacorsi and is the father of one daughter, Amelia. His 6.1 assists were good for second in the league, while he also ranked second in three-point field goal percentage (.427) and first in three-pointers made (3.4 per game). In 2001, Williams authored a book about basketball entitled Loose Balls. After his initial tenure with Toto, he has released several more. In April 2004, Williams was acquitted of the more serious charges against him, but the court's jury deadlocked on a charge of reckless manslaughter. His nickname in high school was "Jay Dubs." Williams grew up in Plainfield, New Jersey, and attended St. Joseph High School in Metuchen, graduating in 1999. Williams was widely considered the best player in college basketball, earning both the prestigious Naismith Award and Wooden Award as College Basketball's Player of the Year in 2002. Members of Williams's NBA charity basketball team were present at the scene. Williams was selected by the Phoenix Suns in the first round with the 21st pick of the 1990 NBA draft. [12] He has also done motivational speaking and worked as an analyst on CBS College Sports Network during the 2008 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. He sings background vocals on Chicago's "King of Might Have Been" on the 2006 album Chicago XXX as well as on "Let's Take a Lifetime" on the 1993-recorded/2008-released album Chicago XXXII: Stone of Sisyphus. [5] Williams (841) and Shane Battier (778) on the 2001 national championship team were one of only two Duke duos to each score over 700 points in a season, the other duo being Scheyer (728) and Singler (707) in the 2009–10 season.[6]. [14] In 2016, Williams released his autobiography, Life Is Not an Accident: A Memoir of Reinvention. [book 2] The book includes revelations about being abused as a child. [8] He provided backing vocals on Peter Cetera's album World Falling Down and co-wrote the song "Man in Me", lead vocals for three tracks – "Walk The Wire", "History" and "When You Look in My Eyes" – to Jay Graydon's Airplay for the Planet album, subsequently touring with the band and backing vocals on Jon Anderson's In the City of Angels in 1988, most prominently on the song "Top of the World (The Glass Bead Game)".